Two concerts featuring internationally renowned Norwegian choral groups, performing traditional Norwegian music and Christmas songs, will take place in St Martin-in-the-Fields on 8 December.
Sølvguttene (Boys of Silver) – Norwegian Broadcasting Boys’ Choir – comprises 65 boys aged 8 to 15, and 25 adult male singers, all of whom have previously been boy singers. Additionally, 25 boys aged 7-9 are training to be qualified for the concert choir. The choir will normally comprise around 60 singers on international tours. Sølvguttene is widely recognised to be among the best boys’ choirs in the world, with its emphasis on sound more than technical perfection.
Founded in Oslo in 1997, Trio Mediæval has developed three distinct strands of repertoire: polyphonic medieval music from England and France, contemporary works and Norwegian medieval ballads and songs. The trio consists of Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Torunn Østrem Ossum and has given concerts and radio broadcasts throughout Europe, in the U.S. and Canada.
Norwegian Embassy Christmas Lunchtime Concert
1.00pm - Friday 8 December
Sølvguttene (Boys of Silver)
Programme: Sølvguttene, the renowned Norwegian boys choir, performs traditional Norwegian and Christmas Music.
This lunchtime concert is FREE and no ticket is required. Lunchtime concerts last approximately 45 minutes and latecomers will be admitted to the church when there is a suitable break in the programme. A collection is taken at the end of the concert which goes towards the work of St Martin's Church.
Norwegian Embassy Christmas Concert
7.30pm - Friday 8 December
Programme: An atmospheric Christmas concert, featuring two internationally renowned Norwegian choral groups, performing traditional Norwegian music and Christmas songs.
Solveguttene (Boys of Silver)
Norwegian Broadcasting Boyschoir (Record Companies; Performing Bodies\Choirs)
Trio Mediaeval (Performing Bodies\Ensembles)
Royal Norwegian Embassy (Norway Abroad\Embassies)